It's Saturday and the sun is shining bright here in Sweden! A couple of weeks ago I posted my hairstyle routine along with all the products I use HERE . Since that, I've been getting tons of interesting hairstyle-questions from you guys and it's been really fun talking to you all! So on this post I thought of sharing one question that I find really important to emphasize - how to take care of your hair, the secret to great hair.
#1. It comes from within - The number one tip I say to people is eat a healthy diet! Whether it's taking care of your skin, hair or wellbeing it comes from within - and NOT primarily from any products that you use. I have found for example that using tons of products to keep my skin clear from acne didn't help at all. Instead, eating healthy and drinking water is what keeps my skin clear and well - and same goes for my hair! If you're eating poorly it may affect your hair. My tips are to:
- Eat tons of vegetable (spinach, broccoli, kale etc.)
- Eat proteinrich food, fats and carbs
- Consume vitamins and minerals through food (Vitamin, A,B,C,D,E and zink for example - fruits and vegetables).
- Drink water (2-3 liters a day)
- Stay consistent! Results may not show instantly but consistency will show results for your hair and skin.
#2. You don't need supplements/pills - Most of these products are just a scam and you don't need to spend your dollars on hairstyle supplements and "magical pills" (unless you need to supplement from doctor recommendation). For most healthy men and women if you just take care of your diet, you don't need to worry about supplements.
#3. Don't use too many products - use the right products: Most people that try to achieve volume and style their hair often end up using too many products and as a result they often end up with little to no volume while also risking to damage their hair. I've been there before but I found out that you just need to use the right products for you hair. For example, I'd recommend people with more thin hair to use a soft wax and for people with more thicker hair, a stronger wax (this of course depends on how you want to style it but the point is to find a products matching your desired hairstyle).
If you just use the right products you don't need to use much to style your hair! Adding tons and tons of products can damage your hair and will also cause you to spend more money buying products more frequent.
#4. Don't shampoo everyday: I personally don't shampoo my hair everyday and it's because it may end up damaging it otherwise. So what I do is shampooing it when I go out for photoshoots and then the next day I'll just shower it and blow dry it. Most often it will hold and look like normal and if I need some more hold I'll through in some wax.
#5. Be careful with the heating: This one is a biggy! Be careful when playing around with the blowdryer! I personally let my hair dry out after showering for 10-20 min and then I'll blow dry it with some heat till I have volume. Once I have the volume I'll lower the heat to blow dry the rest.
#6. Massage your hair bottom: This is a favorite of mine which I learnt from my barber a couple of years ago. He told me to massage my hair bottom frequently by either massaging it or gently pulling in my hair. What this does is stimulating the hair bottom allowing fresh blood to circulate around your head and thereby not letting any "hair-pores" die out. What I do is gently pull my hair while blowdrying it.
I hope you enjoyed these tips! Let me know if you found them helpful and if you have any more questions! I love to help out!
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